Among the materials associated with their just-released report on the Digital Universe, IDC has just posted a new Youtube video of John Gantz and David Reinsel, called “The Digital Universe and the Internet of Things,” discussing the implications of this massive explosion of data.
The National Institute of Standards and Technologies (NIST) announced on the 2nd of October that the winner of the SHA-3 competition is KECCAK (pronounced ketchack). Interestingly, it was 12 years ago to the day that NIST announced the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) algorithm. Also of note is that Joan Daemen is a member of both [...]
One of my recent blogs was called ‘Taking me with me’ where I talked about the concept of having all my personal information held somewhere securely which I could access and allow others like government bodies, medical professionals, financial institutions etc. to access for ‘one time transactions’ only. The idea was that you are in possession/control of your own personal information and could make an informed decision as to with whom and where you share that information.
So, here we are with my pet topic – The proposed EU Data Directive. Its ultimate goal is to protect the privacy of the EU citizen. One of the proposed changes is the ‘right to be forgotten’ so that an individual can request for their data to be deleted. If this change goes through, it will present several challenges to all organizations that collect, process and keep citizen information which is pretty much every single organization in the EU. A happy medium would be where individuals can trust the organizations to use their data for the purposes they have consented to and provide proof that their data has been deleted when requested. Encryption may be the answer here.